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Ind vs SL: Pandya, Ashwin, Shami, Kuldeep lead team to massive innings and 171 runs victory; India seal series 3-0

India displayed exceptional cricket as they defeated Sri Lanka by a huge innings and 171 runs. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav played heroic roles as India outplayed the hosts by completing a 3-0 whitewash.

By   |  Updated On : August 14, 2017 03:56 PM
India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 3

India vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test, Day 3

New Delhi :  

India defeated Sri Lanka by a huge innings and 171 runs and also completed a historic 3-0 whitewash over the Lankans. Hardik Pandya, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravichandran Ashwin played majestic roles in the victory. Pandya hit a brilliant century in the match and Shami gave the initial jitters to the Lankans before the Indian bowlers cleaned up the tail.

India vs Sri Lanka Match Score Card

Pandya’s aggressive batting powered India to 487 all out after starting the day at 329 for six. The memorable knock was also Pandya’s first ever hundred in first class cricket.

Pandya’s knock, which was embellished with seven powerful sixes, punctured whatever hopes Sri Lanka had to make it a contest after ending the opening day on a high.

Kuldeep, who replaced the suspended Ravindra Jadeja in the side, scalped four Lankan batsmen after Mohammed Shami sent back both the openers to help India bundle out the hosts for a paltry 135.

Here are the updates

# Sri Lanka all out for 181. India has sealed the series 3-0 as they complete victory by an innings and 171 runs.

# Ashwin to Lahiru Kumara, OUT! Bowled!! That's it! Ashwin has his fourth wicket and they complete the 3-0 whitewash. This is also the first time that India have whitewashed their opponents away from home in a minimum 3-Test series

# Sri Lanka 168 for 9 after 70 overs

# Umesh Yadav to Dickwella, OUT! Caught by Rahane!! Sharp catch from Rahane at gully and he has a big smile on his face. India are just one wicket away from a historic whitewash. 

# Sri Lanka 166 for 8 after 69 overs

# Mohammed Shami to Sandakan, OUT Caught by Saha! Edged and taken in front of first slip by the keeper. Short of a length delivery outside off stump, Sandakan tries to cut without much of a feet movement, all he manages to do is to get a thick outside edge

# Sri Lanka 139 for 7 after 60 overs

# Ravichandran Ashwin to Dilruwan Perera, OUT! Caught by Hardik Pandya!

# Sri Lanka 120 for 6 after 55 overs

# Ravichandran Ashwin to Angelo Mathews, OUT! Lbw!! 

# Sri Lanka 118 for 5 after 53 overs

# Kuldeep Yadav to Chandimal, OUT! Caught by Pujara!! India have broken through and it's Kuldeep who has the wicket. This is also his first Test wicket in the second innings of a match. 

# Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews lead Sri Lanka's fightback.

# Ravichandran Ashwin [16.0-5-33-1] is back into the attack

#Sri Lanka 82 for 4 at lunch in their second innings. Trail India by 270 runs

#Shami bowled a sizzling spell first 

#SL loses 3 wickets in quick succession

#Shami to Pushpakumara, out caught behind by Saha

First Published: Monday, August 14, 2017 10:20 AM

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